Tennis teams back in action

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THE first Derby League Division Three match of the season threw up an interesting opening fixture with Darley Dale Tennis Club’s first team taking on the second team.

This came about as a result of the second mixed team gaining promotion to the division last season, joining the first team in that particular league.

The result of this encounter was a 9-0 rubber victory for the first team, by 81 points to 19.

There were some new members playing in the second team and this will have given them good experience for the season ahead.

Darley Dale also have a ladies and a mens team in the Derby league and the club plays its home games at the Highfields School lower site at Starkholmes.

Local people interested in coming along to play tennis are being encouraged to try their hand.

The club nights are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm and Sunday mornings from 10am until around lunchtime.

Darley Dale Tennis Club prides itself on being a very friendly club and if there is anyone who fancies coming down, you can come to one of the club nights, give club secretary Judith Jones a call on 01629 732614 or contact club chairman Tom Pilkington on 01629 733346.